Matthew Rathbun - Real Estate Musings in Spotsylvania VA

Managing Real Estate Broker - Coldwell Banker Elite
This is Matthew Rathbun's blog for helping other agents in this crazy real estate industry. As a Realtor and Educator Matthew likes to share his thoughts with like minded folks!
I did a short session at our school today on the premise of using technology with the Adult Learner. Here is the presentation, and below is the handout. Teaching Today's Real Estate Agent - Free Legal Forms Matt's PD Notes - Free Legal Forms
Here is the presentation I did for our basic marketing principals class, done for the Success Series at the Real Estate Career Academy. This is a part of a larger series and does not cover the in depth internet marketing of a later session. The world of Real Estate is ever evolving and ensuring t...
I've been a huge fan of Google for a long time. There are a few basic tools that all agents should use to help promote the "Search Engine Optimization" efforts of your webpage and blogs. I am not, at all, a SEO expert. However, I know that adding your URL to Google, is a good start. You can do so...
I've updated my list of webpages that I think are useful for Real Estate Agents. I've been collecting it for years. In addition, you should also check out the great free tools that has just released, as part of their Right Tools, Right Now Campaign. Powerful Internet Links for Real Es...
Special thanks to @Ines and @ResPres for teaching me the value of posting videos on Facebook. Recently a friend asked me how it was done, so I decided that it was easiest to do a screencast of how easy this is to do.
There is a countless number of resources and items of information out there about Green Real Estate. The consumer has become more and more interested for either Eco-Chic or reduction of their Ecological Footprint, in Green buildings. The weekend real estate shows on TV are packed with ways to go ...
Benn Rosales, the founding father of the most excellent did a screen-o-matic post on how to create a Wordpress post. This is one of the best tutorials I've seen on how to make a WP post, and I wanted to share it with you. I get a lot of questions on how someone like the award ...
To Block or Not to Block Recently I've engaged in a few conversations about when you should unfollow someone on Twitter and what parameters I use to decide if I want to follow back, those who are following me. With Qwitter you can now signup to find out when someone stops following you and what y...

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Matthew Rathbun is the Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Elite in Spotsylvania, VA.  After spending many years as a high producing REALTOR®, Matthew joined the leadership team at Coldwell Banker Elite and is now responsible for company operations, staff and agent development. Matthew serves on a number of local, state and national committees that promote the development of real estate agents and their resources.  As a national instructor Matthew has coached and instructed countless real estate agents and brings that experience to our Associates at Coldwell Banker Elite. Matthew has been awarded the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Instructor of the Year and the Fredericksburg Area Associations of REALTORS® Rookie of the Year, President's Award, Code of Ethics Aware and the Honor "Role" award each year from 2007 to current. He is an alumnus of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy. Additionally Matthew holds the following NAR Designations:  ABR, ABRM, AHWD, CDPE, CRB, CRS, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, SFR, SRS His primary focus is ensuring that our Associates have the best resources and training that could possibly be available to any real estate agent.